The VALIDATE Network - Vaccine development for complex intracellular neglected pathogens
Secretariat and Governance Manager - The Medical Research Council, 2019
Deadline: 14 Jul 2019
To play a key role in supporting the Director of Policy, Ethics and Governance and the Programme Manager for Policy, Ethics and Governance to provide independent, pro-active support for the MRC Council, Operations Board and MRC Ethics Regulation and Public Involvement Committee (ERPIC) and management of retained governance & compliance responsibilities.
Assist the Programme Manager for Policy, Ethics and Governance in providing the secretariat for the MRC’s Council. Activities include:
working with the Executive Chair’s private office to set dates for the MRC Council meetings and Chair’s brief meetings and securing internal and external venues
commissioning and editing papers and managing the approval process
assisting in preparing the agenda, Chair’s brief and collating updates from the Executive to report to Council
working with Strategy Board secretariat to organise the joint Council/Strategy Board meetings
ensuring a programme of regular appraisal of members is in place and proper records of meetings are kept, and that an annual self-assessment of Council is conducted
reviewing and updating the MRC website and intranet content relating to Council, including ensuring Council membership, conflicts of interest and biographies are up to date
management of the MRC Council secretariat inbox, escalating issues when appropriate
provide support to the Programme Manager for new Council member recruitment and induction in conjunction with colleagues across UKRI
Ethics, Regulation and Public Involvement Committee (ERPIC)
pro-actively manage the organisation and running of the Council subcommittee for ethics (ERPIC). Activities include: planning agendas, keeping abreast of key internal and external issues; commissioning and circulating papers; alerting relevant staff to deadlines; negotiating the submission of papers as necessary; attending meetings; and assist in drafting minutes and co-ordinating actions and feedback as appropriate
provide support for the Programme Manager for new member recruitment and induction.